News just trickled in that one of Ivorian biggest music export, DJ Arafat has kicked the bucket after he rammed his motorcycle into car being driven by a journalist in Abidjan, killing him instantly.
“Death of artist DJ Arafat… today at 8 am as a result of a road accident overnight,” Ivorian broadcaster, RTI confirmed in a tweet.
To those who don’t know much about him, read some interesting facts about one of Africa’s biggest stars:
#1. His real name is Ange Didier Huon.
#2. His nicknames are as DJ Arafat or Arafat Muana
#3. Ivorian DJ and singer
#4. He was considered one of the most popular African artists in Francophone countries around the world.
#5. DJ Arafat is one of the first in his country Ivory Coast to obtain 1 million YouTube views in less than a day on his song ‘Moto Moto’.
#6. He made music of the Coupé-Décalé genre.
#7. He was ex-disc jockey in “Shangaï” on Princess Street (Rue Princesse, located in Yopougon, Ivory Coast).
#8. The both of his parents were musicians.
#9. He died on August 12, 2019 in a fatal motorcycle accident in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.